Eurobarometer 16 (Oct-Nov 1981)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften
Other Title
  • Noise and Other Social Problems (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Researcher)
  • DIMARSO, Bruessel (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Markedsanalyse, Kopenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Institut de Sondages Lavialle, Issy-Les-Moulineaux (Data Collector)
  • ICAP Hellas, Athen (Data Collector)
  • Irish Marketing Surveys, Dublin (Data Collector)
  • DOXA, Mailand (Data Collector)
  • ILRES, Luxemburg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam (Data Collector)
  • Social Surveys (Gallup Poll), London (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • International politics and organisation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Natural environment
  • Abstract

    Eurobarometer 16 contains the following main survey focus areas: 1. expectations for the year 1982 2. most important political problems of the country 3. attitude to Europe as well as the European Community 4. miscellaneous Topics: 1. Expectations for the year 1982: personal expectations for the next year; expected development of unemployment, strikes and conflicts in the country; expected economic development; danger of a new world war; judgement on the development of international relations. 2. Most important political problems of the country: satisfaction with democracy in the country; attitude to the existing social system; most important political problems of the country in the areas of domestic and foreign policy; postmaterialism. 3. Attitude to Europe as well as the European Community: judgement on the relations of the FRG with Western European neighbors; attitude to unification of Western Europe; assessment of the development of harmony between the EC countries in recent time; development prospects for the community for the next few years; general attitude to the community and degree of one´s own solidarity. 4. Miscellaneous: detailed recording of frequency and degree of perceived disturbance from selected sounds and sources of noise; company size and regional origin; personal opinion leadership; political interest; self-assessment of political location on a left-right continuum; party preference (Sunday question and general preference) as well as party identification; form of housing and settlement density in one´s residential area; preference for living in city or country. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupational position; employment; company size; income; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; residential status; city size; degree of urbanization; state. Interviewer rating: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-10-15 / 1981-10-28
  • 1981-10-12 / 1981-11-20
  • 1981-10-08 / 1981-10-21
  • 1981-10-15 / 1981-11-09
  • 1981-10-16 / 1981-10-30
  • 1981-10-08 / 1981-10-21
  • 1981-10-10 / 1981-10-18
  • 1981-10-14 / 1981-10-26
    Ireland (Republic)
  • 1981-10-15 / 1981-10-26
    Great Britain
  • 1981-10-15 / 1981-10-26
    Northern Ireland
  • 1981-10-12 / 1981-10-24
Geographic Coverage
  • France (FR)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Greece (GR)
Sampled Universe
Persons 15 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Various sampling procedures (quota sample and multi-stage random sample) depending on country.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 9909
    Number of Variables: 97
The 9909 cases of the data set are distributed among the individual states as follows: Belgium 971 cases, Federal Republic of Germany 962 cases, Denmark 1009 cases, France 1006 cases, Greece 1000 cases, Ireland 985 cases, Italy 1070 cases, Luxembourg 500 cases, Netherlands 1011 cases, United Kingdom 1395 cases Data provider: ICPSR (Study No. 9022). Eurobarometers 17-18 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1208 to 1209. Earlier Eurobarometers (2-15) are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0986-0995 as well as 1036-1039 and 1206.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1207 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR09022.v1 (Type: DOI)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1207
  • Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften (Hrsg.): Eurobarometer 16: Die öffentliche Meinung in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft. Brüssel: Selbstverlag 1981.
  • Commission of the European Communities: Euro-Barometer 16. Brussels, December 1981.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 247 | Registration Date: 2012-08-08